As a business owner in NYC, I can attest, it’s one of the most challenging cities to start a new business. With a large population full of creative people and entrepreneurs, it comes to no surprise how many new ventures begin each day in the big apple.
I interviewed two NYC business owners to get their thoughts on what it takes to make it in the most influential city in the world.
Tasch NYC is a fashion forward apparel line inspired and designed by Tasch Madeleine. I met Tasch, Founder & Designer, at her pop-up store event over the summer and had the pleasure of interviewing her last week. Tasch is a native New Yorker and was obsessed with style and fashion trends ever since she was a little girl. “I was always into fashion, ever since I was a kid. I coordinated outfits for my barbies and even gave fashion tips to my mom. I always had a knack for style and interest in fashion,” she explained.
Tasch started her fashion career as a merchandiser in the Garment District. She learned the ropes of styling through hard work and dedication to the craft. “I learned the ins-and-outs of the business, from managing seamstresses to designing contemporary women’s wear, which is also what I design today,” Tasch added.
After garnering years of experience in the fashion world, Tasch decided to take a leap of faith and start her own brand. As a native New Yorker, she thought it was imperative to support other NYC businesses. When she started to review potential vendors for her line, she decided to select a manufacturer right in her home-base of NYC. She started with three graphic t-shirts and it quickly grew from there.
Tasch NYC is a apparel line dedicated to women of all shapes and heights. All items are customizable for the best fit. “I like to use a good range of models because not everyone has the same body type. I think it’s important to cater to all women, not just one type,” Tasch said. The Fall 2016 line is now available to order on her website http://taschnyc.com/